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High End build HELP!!! for Heavy Photoshop/multimidia and gaming!

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August 8, 2011 2:47:50 PM

Please HELP me! I need to build a high end PC for heavy Photoshop/ Corel Painter work as well as hardcore gaming.
My budget is $3500us. I want a rig that will last a long while.

The only thing I ask is that you please build using the Corsair 800 D case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

One other thing...I notice that AMD is on the verge of release there new "Bulldozer" cpus. Do you think I should wait for those or build now.

Approximate Purchase Date: this Fall


Budget Range: $3500


System Usage from Most to Least Important: heavy Photoshop/ Corel Painter work as well as hardcore gaming


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Nvidia for graphics cards


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes possibly 3 way SLI


Monitor Resolution: 21 inch Cintiq, gaming on 47inch Sony Bravia 1080p HDTV.


Additional Comments: I would like a PC that will Max out games for the next 3-4 years.
August 8, 2011 7:20:09 PM

Ok, I'll bite.


CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k
Mobo: Gigabyte Z68X-UD7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$644.98, $9.48 shipping

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$89.99, free shipping

RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1333MHz C7 1.5v
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$149.99, free shipping

GPU: 2x MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$989.98, free shipping

SSD: 256GB Crucial M4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$419.99, free shipping

HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$49.99, free shipping

Optical: Lite-On 22x SATA DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$22.99, free shipping

PSU: Corsair AX1200 80+ Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$279.99, $5.99 shipping

Case: Corsair 800D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$279.99 ($20 MIR available), $19.99 shipping

TOTAL: $2963.35 shipped
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